May has arrived in Greece, bringing with it the first summer temperatures for the season, and with Athenians rushing to their nearest shore for some early summer fun. That usually involves soaking in the sun rays while laying on a beach, and testing the waters that will gradually start to get warmer and warmer as we move towards the heart of summer.
Athens is particularly beautiful at the beginning of summer, able to offer the …thirsty traveller numerous options. May is wonderful month to explore the centre of Athens. Locals can pleasantly become tourists in their own city, while visitors can discover the city of ancient culture and perennial elegance without lifting a finger or combine a excursion to Athenian environs for some coolness.
An excellent starting point to discover Athens and its most impressive hotspots lies at the foot of the Acropolis, in the most magical part of town. Surrounding the ancient rock is a prestigious pedestrian street, following which will lead you to the most awe inspiring walking route, filled with breathtaking visuals. The Parthenon definitely dominates the area and alongside it you can discover the theatre of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus while you can also reach Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Walk it during the day to take advantage of observing the monuments in the natural light, or alternatively be prepared to be amazed by their perpetual luminance at night. Of course, you can completely spoil yourselves by indulging in Acropolis balcony views and delectable gastronomy from the AthensWas SENSE Fine Dining restaurant.
For a more in depth discovery of the entire spectrum of Athenian landmarks, seize the opportunity to be informed by professional Athens tour experts, Keytours, and be prepared to be blown away by the history of each site with an Athens private tour.
The Athenian environs provide ample opportunity for visitors to either feed their souls by delving into even more culture, or for relaxing entirely and being spoiled by long standing, authentic an unrivalled Greek hospitality among lush surroundings.
For seeking culture beyond Athens city, Keytours provide the …key to discovering the history in the Athenian environs: from the coastal Cape Sounion and the enchanting Temple of Poseidon at sunset, to the mystical Delphi or even the striking Meteora formations with the clifftop monasteries, all promise striking visuals, easy of transport and professional tour guides that will answer all your questions.
See all available tours from Athens and take your pick to enrich your Athenian summer weekends to the brim!
For soaking in the rejuvenating rays of the Greek sun not so far from Athens is a place that has been a favourite for generations of Greeks; Porto Heli in the Peloponnese boasts a luxurious location enjoying a gorgeous bay.